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opposes the bill and tells us: "to the extent that this proposed law would ban the display of products to adult tobacco consumers, we believe it goes too far." the supreme court will listen to arguments from a generic drug company in a critical case. millions of dollars are at stake as mutual pharmaceutical asks the nation's top court to overturn a $21-million jury award to a new hampshire woman. she took the company's generic verision of an anti- inflammatory drug, which left her blind and scarred. the case could determine the extent generic drug makers are liable for injuries even though federal laws require an exact copycat of the original drug. "if the supreme court decides to reverse the appellete court decision, which is 75% likely, it means it will almost be impossible to sue a generic drugmaker for anything." that was hugh totten of valorem law group. nearly 80% of all u.s. perscriptions are generics. fee hikes for merchants that sell on amazon are causing tension. amazon can thank third- party retailers - entities that sell on amazon's site - for amazon's record profits and
it, complain about it. we need to support our law enforcement. >>reporter: this is not the only area looking to the hell's angles for help. this council member says the angles are coming to his district to weekend to help clean up. >>> taxi drivers showed up in droves, both inside and outside san francisco city hall tonight outraged about what they call an unlevel playing field. city leaders were meeting to vote on the plan that zapped real time information on caps so people can hail them using a mobile app. first they heard from cab drivers, demanding regulations. they also expressed concerns about a proposal to allow hundreds of more cabs in the next years. >> before you guys started flooding the streets there, were enough drivers to cover shifts. there aren't anymore. if you have a broken leg, i have to show up. >> why should we follow these rules when we can go get a pink mustache and ignore the rules. >> drivers said they're making 50% yet. >>> droves are for the next big thing in the aerospace industry. in sacramento, law makers heard from the military experts about the civilia
complain about it. but yet we need to support our law enforcement. >> reporter: this is not the only area looking for help. the angels are coming to his district this weekend to help clean up. in oakland, john sasaki, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> more solo drivers are buying their way into express lanes. that's helping to raise cash. the highway 237 to interstate 880 express lane generated $900,000 in the first year. or about $300,000 more than projected. transportation planners are considering several new express lanes by 2015. >>> it's taken five years but today san francisco-based twitter received its patent. the tech website says the u.s. patent and trademark office granted twitter's founders a patent. twitter has publicly promised to only use the patents defensively. the company will also require permission from its employees if it wants to take the offensive and sue another company over intellectual property. >>> comcast customers may have noticed their internet service has gotten a little quicker. they've increased the speeds of services for nearly all customers in california. the upgr
the law, and aapproximate busessed their power by abusing city contracts. the auditor shows more than a dozen violations. among other things, it accuses them of icing their power to influential the bidding process for the $2 million cleanup at the former oakland army base. >> the law was broken here. so the report, it was not done out in the open. there was undue influential. >> reporter: the auditor says oakland city charter is clear. councilmembers can only set policy and funds. both brooks and reid deny wrongdoing. we have discovered councilmember larry reid is the center of a second investigation. eric rasmussen obtained a report of a private investigator who looked into the issue. >> reporter: urban recycling solutions incorporated had a good deal on the side of the old oakland army base on berma road. civil engineer told us his business partner, and owner of urban recycling paid a long time activist, darrell kerry $1,000 a week to get the city of oakland's cooperation. >> what that was money for? >> just so he can get whatever he wants from the city's approval. >> how do you thi
to the aid of his mother-in-law during an attack near regatta way. a woman was unloading her car when she was approached by one ever two suspects who tried to rob her. police say the woman's son-in-law came out to help and he was shot. >> baby strollers, dogs, just a place you want to live in. >> reporter: surprised to hear they? >> very surprised and i'm sad for the family. >> reporter: the 33-year-old victim lived in alameda. his name has not yet been released. this san leandro's first homicide of the year. >>> a san josi man wanting in the stack death of his ex- girlfriend may be on the run to mexico. juan ram raze stabbed cruzes-gonsalez near downtown san josi. the suspect managed to evade a door-to-door search. investigators say ramirez may be driving a dark green 196 toyota t-100 pickup similar to this one. >>> san francisco firefighters say an early morning fire at a downtown restaurant may have been deliberately set. crews got to the 7 pleasures california grill on commercial street at 2:15 this morning. thick smoke rose into the buildings above and investigators are trying to
happens when the squirrel plays back. >> you're looking at adjunct law professor james olmstead, he's all happening at a y. student protest. it was basically a mock border check in that was organized by students against imperialism. >> if you want this country back, start a booep war and take it back. >> that's not how we have to do things. >> you can hear his speech and his behavior, they both seem to be aggressive. >> do something. >> is this just the professor's way of making a teaching moment? is he being confrontational for the purpose of the argument? >> he's not only verbally confrontational. but he also gets physically confrontation. >> are you photographing this? >> yes, i am photographing you because you're being aggressive. >> now we have another angle of this same incident. that's a moment where you see him take the phone -- >>> that brief moment of his aggression towards her, that kind of changing it all. >> the university has changes his teaching aseen m he will not return as anned a jujt law professor. olmstead was actually arrested in lieu of custody for second-degree thef
phones. >> reporter: under federal law, it's legal for police to search cell phones, but it has not been tested under california law. >> when the phone is searched, it's not just a privacy of the person who is arrested that's violated. >> reporter: experts say the legal battle is being fought across the nation. >> every jurisdiction has cases on this. some cases say cell phones are protected without a search warrant all the time. some cases say they're never protected. some cases say they're protected if it's password protection, but not if it isn't. >> reporter: i called the san francisco police department and the city attorney office, both offices said they had no comment. the city does have 30 days to respond to this lawsuit. >>> on wall street, the dow jones reached another all-time high. the dow closed at 14,511. nasdaq gained 25 points. the rally was fueled by the federal reserve saying it will keep interest rates low until unemployment falls further. >> so i think an important criteria would be not just the improvement that we've seen, but is this going to be sustained for a numbe
could soon make it harder for consumers to sue for a drug's side effects. under federal law, generic and brand name drugs are required to have the same warning label. now, generics are attempting to decrease liability over any harmful effects. generic companies say the industry is unable to change the product due to those federal standards. a hidden affordable care act fee is popping up for u.s. employers. the $63 fee will apply to plans covering millions of americans in 2014. it applies to employers who take on workers' medical bills and some private plans sold by insurers. the fee will be smaller in 2015 and 2016. meanwhile, the aca is projected to help 30 million uninsured americans. hedge fund manager carl ichan is pumping up his position in herbalife. according to reports, ichan recently purchased 2.3 million more shares of the stock, bringing his portfolio total to 16.4 million. ichan is said to be considering a number of options with the herbalife managment, such as a takeover. on the other side of the trade, hedge fund manager bill ackman had a short position in the stock whi
him. he got away with $17. >> a new law aims to tough every lawns for stealing cattle. >> making theft more attempting to some. the consequences for some are light. assembly man is seeking jail time as a penalty. for those who steal livestock, on bethel island, three families are figuring out how to move forward after a fire. station closures meant the closest truck was five miles away from the fire on taylor road near taylor place. there are no working hydrants and this morning a downed power line kept crews from getting close to the flames. >> we had to readjust some lines, shoot there farther away to keep the safety. the one-story house was destroyed. no injuries were reported. >>> officials say the state is not in brad shape water wise. -- bad shape. reservoirs are at seasonally agents. >>> first day of spring brought snow the over a period of 24 hours. today's start was postponed. the event is expected to start and run through sunday. we'll have the complete forecast. >>> the senate has passed a huge bipart son spending bill that would fund the government through september. that w
there are plenty antivandalism laws on the books but not enough enforcement and only two city crews designated for cleanup. >>> the city of concord says the high cost has it considering the move to imbed electronic devices on street lamps. vallejo began using it two years ago. the arrests of suspected copper thieves spike. >> we get a message that the wire is being removed, and it's literally moving, and we get notification. pd gets notification, and they go after it. >> concord says it has spent more than a million dollars repairing and replacing copper wiring since $2,007. kocher wiring is worth about a pound at salvage yards. >>> oakland police met the press today to go over a mrn for a new community policing strategy. police want to divide the city to five districts, each led by a captain required to meet regularly with the neighborhood advisory board. the police department accepts applications and then will pick who sits on the advisory board. there's no word when this new sum is expected to be in place. >>> march madness is under construction here at hp pavilion. great fun for the funs b
to my knowledge." sergeant jon laws insists that the upd is doing its best to inform and protect students from potential threats. "so we put out these safety alerts so that students will be aware of their surroundings, will be aware that there was an attempted robbery in clark hall on the second floor and that they can take the appropriate steps to make themselves safer." laws is confident that the upd will progress both in campus safety and the attempted clark hall robbery." "our officers are actively patrolling twenty four hours a day we are focused on making sure that if we can contact and stop this violator that we do so."" san jose state university president mohammand qayoumi is now a member of the homeland security academic advisory council. homeland security secretary janet napolitano announced the appointment this week. qayoumi will advise homeland security on issues of student and recent graduate recruitment , international students and campus resilience. the s-j-s-u president is also spearheading plans for the the nation's first university based cybersecurity center. st
-- resulting in a $2 million contract. >> may we ever justify that it's okay to break the law, that'll never happen. >> time will tell, but the information she's provided isn't accurate. >> employees were coerced. there was undue influence and the report documents that. >>> read told us he found it ironic only the african-american council members were cited but says he responded to the audit tor. >> he says the staff propoedzed a $6 million contract to a business outside the city without a competitive bid process. >> he says he only wanted to level the playing field. >> but in no way that i direct staff to issue an rfp to benefit a company. >>> council and the administration have to work to make sure everybody understands where the lines are. >> this first ever audit covers three years between 2009 and 2012. >> in oakland, jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> more details on another investigation linked to councilman reed. ktvu news has obtained a report from a private investigator, including claims that the owner of urban recycling paid a consultant a thousand dollar a week. the investi
at law enforcement. >> we don't just arrest people. we go to a variety of different calls that are both interesting and exciting. >> reporter: this is the third virtual ride along. but for the first time ever they are joining more than 200 police departments across the world logging on for 24-hour tweet-a-thon. this say google look at the cities involved. >> i have a 14-year-old daughter who spend ace lot of her time on social media. it is funny, me, her dad, is doing this as part of my work. >> you need help getting to the car? >> reporter: for this sergeant twitter is another way to show the department's human side. in 140 characters it is not always easy to tack on a lesson. >> the trick is to bind that with great public safety information so not only are we gathering interesting but providing service to the public at the same time. >> reporter: he tells us all bay area departments are trying to adapt quickly to the changing role of social media and how it will play a key part in investigating and solving crime. >> it creates a different level of accountability. there is a lot of
and ipads are stricter and violate competition laws. meanwhile a greener apple is growing. the company now uses 100% renewable energy in its data centers in the u.s., and 75% worldwide. also, reports are swirling the company is rolling out its new iphone 5s this summer, as well as a less-expensive iphone 5 that has plastic casing. blackberry's new phone goes on sale in verizon stores this week. so far, the market seems unimpressed with blackberry's latest launch. the stock sold off on friday, ending the day down by around 8%. the z-10 is the latest smartphone joining the club. blackberry is hoping to be a bigger player against samsung and apple. the z-10, the company's new touch-screen phone, allows users to use multiple apps at a time. the phone prices in at $199, and is available with at&t, verizon and t-mobile. barnes & noble is giving away gadgets this week. the bookstore chain is offering free nook simple-touch e-readers to customers who buy the nook hd tablet. the nook simple-touch did not catch on with consumers as well as the company anticipated. it may be doing the give-away to p
witnessed and what he couldn't do. >> if it is any comfort they talk to the mother-in-law of the driver who parished and she called the officers heroes because they tried all they could to help the man. other officers are coming to his aid and pouring something on his hands and he did have to end up going to the hospital for treatment. >> another officer tried to break the windshield and he wasn't able to do it and the flames were too too intense. >> witnesses tell them speed may be a factor. >>> two videos to show you guys, a bad case of the sticky fingers. the first one is very short surveillance clip of these two people that went into this pet store and they played around with a puppy which the owner of the store says it is okay to do. when she was distracted they grabbed the black lab mix puppy and they stormed out the door. >> oh, man. who steals a puppy? what are you going to do, raise the puppy and you know you stole the thing? it is terrible. >> you do see the owner come out from one of the aisles and follows trying to get their license plate but they had it covered with a piece of
the cops. this wasn't the only brush with the law that charles ross has had recently. in january, you may remember, he was arrested for a wedgy prank. his other video includes kissing strangers, getting in cars with strangers and remember the truck ball video. ross creations has more than 7,000 subscribers and his videos have tallied up more than 7.8 million views on youtube. so wildly popular his pranks. this one got him in some hot water. >>> a chicago metro train was delayed for about 15 minutes last week which isn't out of the ordinary but the reason why it was delayed is. tsa viper agents were on board. reports say they were looking for some sort of nuclear device. dave from tbs 2, an investigative reporter checked into this video captured by one of cbs 2's photo journalist on a cell phone. she happened to be on the train. each one were carrying a handheld nuclear detection device. you see these guys going through the train looking at bags and questioning riders. it wasn't something they wanted to find, it was someone. >> had no idea that i was the center of the activity. >> jerry jo
of anti vandalism laws on the books but a lack of enforcement and just two city crews to do all the clean up. >>> state officials voted to issue $8.6 billion in bonds for the high speed rail project it is to link northern and southern california with trains. they want to sell $2.5 billion of the bonds construction is set to begin on the first segment in central valley this summer. opponents of the high speed rail project filed a new lawsuit in an effort to stop construction. it argue it is agent is misleading voterthe project is misguided and unfeasible. they claim the project approved in 2008 is drastically different than the one currently in the works. >>> two men indited for a scheme to funnel $20 million out of the state's pension fund. the former ceo of california public employees retirement system and former board member, of fabricating documents that tricked people into paying $20 million in fees to the firm apollo they are facing fraud, obstruction of justice and other charges the sec also sued them last year. >>> los angeles jury heard opening statements. he started using the nam
fishes -- officials are looking into whether several city employees broke the law. city officials tell us they can't tell us who the employees are but they do tell us nobody has been placed on administrative leave. >>> police may the heighten their presence at friday streets. council members want to use fewer officers at the next event. >>> wearing blue hard hats and scooping with golden shovels ucsf leaders broke ground on a building at a new mission bay campus. the mission hall global health and clinical sciences building is scheduled to open next year. they will operate at the women, children and cancer. >>> the 4,200 long tunnels will allow cars to zip by. once the tunnels are open the old portion of the highway will be converted to a park for hiking and biking. >>> bay area weekend is here. it's going to be a nice one. today's temperatures will warm up a couple of degrees. 45 in napa, it's kind of chilly. a little chilly when you get going. i don't think you'll see any frost if you're a golfer. i do know that we'll see more 70s tomorrow than we saw today. the yellow represents 70-d
, same-sex marriage would become -- constitutional rights, same-sex marriage would become law. or they could decide states will decide. while those results are not clear cut, some legal experts think the lower court rulings would stand allowing same-sex couples to marry in california. >>> david stevenson will have live reports throughout the day. we will go in-depth on the case and gauge reaction from washington, d.c. to the bay area. >>> bay area postal workers fight to keep saturday delivery. where they say cuts could be made instead. >>> in pursuit, the charges a driver now faces after leading >>> a rally today in san francisco to stop plans to cut saturday mail delivery. ann rubin spoke to upset postal workers fighting to keep their jobs and service. >> reporter: today they weren't delivering mail, these letters carriers were delivering a message. >> we need six day delivery. >> reporter: right now that sixth day or saturday mail delivery is in jeopardy. now this. >> a lot of the carriers are concerned. we don't know what's going to happen. we would like a solution thoug
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